Jemma Kidd Has Easy Eye Makeup Basics

When it comes to applying your makeup, what area do you find to be the trickiest? If you're like me, it's all about the eye area. While I love trying trendy shades and techniques, sometimes I just want a quick and easy routine. And since I can never get enough eye makeup tips, when I came across five suggestions from makeup artist Jemma Kidd on going back to the basics with your eye makeup application, I took notice. To find out her easy-to-follow tips, read more.

  • The Base: To create a base for your makeup and hide any redness, use a flesh-toned or cream-colored eyeshadow on the entire area. Blend with a brush from the lash line up to the area just under the brows. Kidd recommends: Jemma Kidd I-Rescue Bio Complex Cover ($40) with SS01 Deluxe Oval Shadow Brush (about $5).
  • The Shadow: If you'd like a bit of color, try a flattering pink or pastel peach, like Chantecaille Shine Eye Shade ($21) in Quartz or Perle. If you'd rather take a more natural approach, blend a neutral-toned eye shadow or pressed powder into the crease. "Apply eyeshadow a little at a time to prevent a build-up of powder," Kidd told the Daily Mail.
  • The Liner: Use a brown or soft gray creamy eyeliner pencil on both the upper and lower lash lines. For a thicker appearance to the lashes, make sure to get between the lashes. Kidd recommends her Pixi Lid and Line Eyeliner in Smoky Mink ($18).
  • The Mascara: After curling your lashes, apply mascara in a brown, plum, or gray tone — all softer options for the daytime. Kidd likes Givenchy’s Phenomen'Gray Lavender ($28).
  • The Brows: Using a light touch, fill in your brows with a brow pencil or powder in a tone two shades lighter than your natural color. Try Elizabeth Arden Dual Perfection Brow Shaper and Liner ($18) in Sable.
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